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Former Tibetan Political Prisoner Who Had Served 21 Years in Prison Arrested Again

Lodoe Gyatso, a former political prisoner from Sog County, Tibetan Autonomous Region who was released three years ago was reportedly re-arrested during the midnight of May 14 in Lhasa.

According to Dharamsala, India based Tibetan MP Ngawang Tharpa, 55 year old Gyatso, who had previously served 21 years in prison had been living mostly in Lhasa since his release in May 2013.

The details of his latest arrest is not known at the moment, but Mr. Tharpa believes it is for a political reason since Chinese police have often arrested suspects with sensitive political background in the night.